THE PUZZLE OF THE (BARBERA QUALITY) PYRAMID

One of the most endearing – but also confounding – things about European red wine is the concept (some might call it puzzle) of what is commonly known as the “quality pyramid.”   In theory, this pyramid of wine classifications is meant to combine two concepts: 1) quality regulations regarding how the wine is made, and 2) indications of where the wine originates. In practice, this pyramid can puzzle the hell out of the average wine lover. Why are the wines at the top more expensive than those at the bottom? If I like a wine in the middle, does … Continue reading THE PUZZLE OF THE (BARBERA QUALITY) PYRAMID